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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1912.
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JANUARY 20, 1912
" The Panama Canal.
RESIDENT Taft in his message on Deeember 21st to Congress,
in treating the subject of tolls to be levied on ships passing
through the Panama Canal, said:
"I am very confident that the United States has the power to relieve
from the payment of tolls any part of our shippiug that Congress deems
wise. We own the canal. We have the right to charge for its use.
Those tolls must be the same to every one; but when we are dealing
with our own ships the practice of many governments of subsidizing
their own merchant vessels is so well established in general that a subsidy
equal to the tolls, an equivalent remission of tolls, cannot be held to be
a discrimination in the use of the canal. The practice in the Suez
canal makes this clear. The experiment in tolls to be made by the
President would doubtless disclose how great a burden of tolls the
coastwise trade between the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts could bear
without preventing its usefulness in competition with the transconti
nental railroads. One of the chief reasons for building the canal was to
set up this competition and to bring the two shores closer together as a
practical trade problem."
These expressions are attracting much dissatisfied attention in Eng
land, as English ships will be the principal users of the canal, and the
newspapers are quoting the first clause of the third article of the canal
treaty between the United States and Great Britain, as follows:
"The canal shall be free and open to the vessels of commerce and of
war of all nations observing the rules on terms of entire equality, so
that there shall be no discrimination against any such nations, or its
citizens or subjects, in respect of the conditions and charges of traffic
shall be just and equitable."
It is astonishing in view of the fact that the canal is not in British
territory, that the United States has to go to England for permission
to build it, and that before that permission could be obtained the
United States government felt itself compelled to submit to the terms
dictated by England. ,
But recognizing that Great Britain is the mistress not only of the
seas, but apparently the dictating power over all lands in any hemis
phere that lie between two seas, our government jyent on its knees
and signed a treaty acknowledging England's right to dictate every
condition concerning the canal.
That is all of the matter; Great Britain allowed the United States
to spend $500,000,000 in the construction of the canal, and then, -we
acknowledge her right to boss it and dictate the terms upon which our
own merchant and warships may use it.
Truly, we need an arbitration treaty, so that we may also get some
use out of the canal which we have built, under the astonishing sub
mission we make to the foreign "mistress of the seas."
At the meeting held last week in Honolulu, the Board of Education
sat down pretty heavily on Messrs Pope, Gibson & Co. for their evi
dent attempt at buldozing the supervising principals. When the
Maui News opened the fight against the present system of education
as practiced by those in power in Honolulu, about a year ago, and
showed up the shortcomings of Mr. Pope and his advisers, we were
ridiculed by almost every paper in the Territory. Recent develop
ments have proven that we were right, and there is no doubt but that
the next meeting of the commissioners will be even more strenuous
than the last one. .
Some months ago the Sheriff announced his intention' of enforcing
the curfew law. The Sheriff no doubt gave his officers their instructions,
.but they have either gone unheeded or been forgotten. The gangs of
juvenile hoodlums who congregate on the streets should be 'suppressed,
however, as they are becoming a genuine nuisance.
(By Will Carleton, in Everywhere.)
TEN men walking along the street,
Hailing the joys that mortals meet;
Comes an auto of swift design
Now, alas, there are only nine.
Nine men crossing the public way,
Full of the joy of the day;
Sound, the whistle a bit too late
Now, dear me, there are only eight.
Eight young children upon the road,
Playing in front of their abode;
Comes a smart recruiter of heaven
Now, you note, there are only seven.
Seven men crossing the busy street,
Little knowing what they will meet;
Comes a craft of the River Styx
New, if you count, there are only six.
Six men running a touring car,
Ponder not how safe, but far;
One of them reaches home alive
Hospitals shelter the other five. -Five
joy riders unsafe to meet,
Riding amuck in the midnight street,
Fifty milesper hour or more;
Now there are merely part of four.
One poor fellow who stays at home,
Never abroad in the streets to roam;
He is in the invalid ranks
But he as yet is living, thanks.
God Bliii Our Wlvaa.
One of the best known lawyers In
Cleveland attended a banquet of his
fraternity the otber night and respond'
ed to the toast "Our Wires." On this
classic and congenial theme he ex
panded and fairly glowed. But even
after his eloquence fades from the
memories of those present one per
sonal note will remain. He said In
"God bless onr wives. Thej know
ns from alpha to omega, onr secret
faults and virtues. Bnt they rise In
arms against him who wonld expose
the former or belittle the latter. How
well I remember an occasion upon
which my own dear wife had me paged
In a restaurant where I was eating,
She said to the .waiter, 'Is Mr. Dash-
blank hereT 'Mr. Dashblankf asked
the waiter. Is be that fat old man
with a red nose and bald head?
" Tes, that's the man,' answered my
wife. 'But I want you to understand
that be Isn't fat and be Isn't old. And
he's not very bald, either. I shall re
port you for your insolence. His nose
Isn't a bit red. Get him for me at
once. You evidently know him.'
"God bless our wives." Cleveland
Two Ways Hath Life.
Two waya hath life. One as a stream
With flowers environed quits the source.
The even tenor of Its course.
Hardly betrayed by transient gleam.
No echo marks the onward roll
Of waves that without plaint or sigh.
Winning scant glance from passerby,
Unhasting reach the appointed goal.
One as a torrent unconflned
Bursts forth headlong with frenzied
No agency Its rage can still.
Nor barriers curb, nor forces bind.
The first achieves, the second aims;
One limits hath, the other none.
With every day Its task begun
Patience, ambition, are their names.
Alfred de Musset
Jogged His Memory.
Here Is the story of an actual experi
ence In buying socks In London:
A. wealthy but peppery American
went Into an expensive Bond street
haberdasher's the other day, and when
he stated his object the clerk carefully
measured the visitor's right foot, and
the purchase was made. On his way
out the visitor's attention was caught
by some hosiery near the door. To the
clerk, who was obsequiously follow
ing him out, be said. "I'll take a pair
of those too."
"Yes, sir," said the clerk. "What
size do you wear, sir?"
"Why, you plnbeaded ass," remind
ed the other, "do you think my foot
has grown since you measured it?"
Then the clerk remembered. New
' Bungled It, After All.
Here's one of Will Irwin's stories,
told In that quiet, drawling fashion
which scores every point. Two of his
feminine friends, it appears, were
walking down the street the other day.
when they noticed another woman just
In frout of tliein. "That lady's walt
is unbuttoned in the back.'.' said one to
the other. "I believe I'll speuk to her
The other looked over the uncon
scious subject of comment. Tben she
shook ber beud. "I don't believe that
I would Buy anything to her." Maid she.
"I doubt if Hbe Is tbe kind of person
who would appreciate your kliuluoss.
Rhe Isn't very neatly got up. don't you
see? Her shoes' ure horribly run down
at tbe beel."
"I don't care," said Mr Irwin's ac
quaintance. "Any woman would be
glad of a warning that ber waist Is
unbuttoned. I duu't care If she doesn't
seem to be a very nice person. I shall
call ber atteution to it"
"And so." said Mr. Irwin, "she walk
ed up to tbe stranger and tapped ber
on tbe shoulder. As the woman turn
ed she sulil. just as sweetly aB she
knew bow: Tardon me. But did you
know that your sboea are run down-at
the heel ? "Herbert Corey In Cincin
Brief History of the Wailuku Church.
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C. D. LUFKIN.
The first building of the Wailuku Union Church was erected in the early part of 1 667.
Mr. Christopher H. Lewers, Mr. Edward H. Bailey and several others then living in Wailuku
were interested in its erection, and assisted in the work. "The Friend" of a somewhat earlier
date speaks of the work of ihe ladies of Wailuku in raising nearly $400 toward the new building.
Rev. Thomas Gairdner Thurston, second son of Asa and Lucy G. Thurston, of Kailua,
Hawaii, was the first pastor of this Church. He was ordained in the Kaahumanu Church,
and ministered to both the English-speaking and Hawaiian congregations, beginning his work
in the month of October, 1 866.
The Wailuku Union Church was organized, January 15th, 1867. Rev. W. P.
Alexander was moderator of that council, Rev. S. E. Bishop, Q. D., was the scribe. The
papers of incorporation were issued ihe year before, on October 1 0th.
Those who formed themselves into a body desiring recognition and hence charter mem
bers of the new Church were, in the order given in the old record book: Thomas G. Thurston,
H. F. Thurston, Wm. H. Bailey, Ellen R. Everett, Chas. T. Kittredge, M. C. Kiuredge,
Edward Bailey, H. P. Baldwin, Caroline H. Bailey and Mary A. Alexander.
' The first Board of Trustees of ihe Church was chosen as follows: Christopher H.
Lewers, H. Cornwell, S. Peck. The succeeding board consisted of Samuel T. Alexander,
Edward H. Bailey and T. W. Everett.
On September I 3th, 1 868, Rev. Mr. Thurston resigned his charge, having decided to
leave the country for ihe Mainland. Rev. W. P. Alexander, the honored Wailuku missionary,
was the next pastor of the Church. Succeeding him were Rev. D. Dole, who had previously
ministered on Kauai, Rev. F. H. Robinson, Rev. N. W. Lane, Rev. D. Bissel, Rev. John
M. Lewis, Rev. Edward G. Beckwith, D. D. 'The latter preached while pastor of the
Some of the interesting facts connected with the history of the Church are that, on April
4th, 1880, Mr. Edward fl. Bailey united with the Church; that from that date to the time
of his death, on November 5 th, 1910, he faithfully served the Church in many ways, and
for a time was the only living member of the organization; lhat for a long period Mr. C. B.
Wells-served as Trustee, and Judge Wm. A. McKay, as Treasurer; that on the first Sunday
in November, 1905, the h ouse of worship was opened after it has been closed for several
years, and that at the request of many of the former attendants of the Church, Rev. Rowland
B. Dodge, the Agent for ihe Hawaiian Board, for Maui County, was engaged to hold service.
On August 30th, 1 906, those interested in reviving the organization met and voted to
join the Church, on September 6th. At that time five people united on confession of faith
and ten by letter.
In December, 1910, the property of the Church was condemned by the County; land
and buildings were appropriated for Government use.
The work on the new edifice began in February, 1911. The Corner Stone was laid
with fitting ceremonies on May 7th, 1911. The address on that occasion was delivered by
Hon. Selden B. Kingsbury.
The new Church building is the result of the hard and united work of the members of
the Church and the Board of Trustees, who have spent much time on the details of the structure
and in raising the money. The floor plan was first worked out by the Minister of the Church,
with a view to increasing the seating capacity by the use of the Sunday School rooms, when
necessary. The elevation and general design of the outside of the structure, the Gothic arch,
uniform throughout the building, and the truss are the result of the careful work of Mr. W.
R. Patterson, who, from the very day the Board of Trustees of the Church accepted his liberal
offer has put his whole heart into the work of the erection of a suitable building for the worship of
the Church and congregation of which he has been a member since July I st, 1911. The firm
of Emory & Webb, of Honolulu, very generously reviewed the plans, making slight alterations
in the building which have added to its beauty and usefulness; they also furnished the blueprints.
Mr. Hugh Howell acted as consulting engineer, and has done faithful and efficient service.
The furniture was selected by the Minister while in New York last winter. It was
purchased through the firm of Alexander. & Baldwin. Mr. R. E. Smith, the New York buyer,
chose the color scheme for the windows assisting the maker, Mr. Chas. E. Hogeman, in the.
selection of the designs. The gas equipment was also secured through the same firm.
The stone for the Church was found on the fields of the Wailuku Sugar Company and
in the Iao Valley. The cross was cut by Japanese workman out of a single stone from the
land of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Field in Iao. The asbestos shingles and ohia flooring were fur
by nished the firm of Lewers & Cooke; other materials by the Kahului Railroad Company.
The many gifts to the Church from loving friends, the memorials yet to be added, make
the building in every sense a true monument to the work of the early missionaries, their sons
and daughters, and those who in noble lives have now passed from service here.
The gifts in money from people in Hawaii and away show how deep an interest many
have taken in the progress of God's Kingdom on Maui.
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